The White House Christmas Tree Lighting will lead to road closures along the National Mall Route.
To accommodate the event, the following service changes will begin Thursday, December 3 from 2pm – 7pm.
Detour: All National Mall Route buses will service the usual route up until stop #4 (National Museum of American History/National Museum of Natural History – Madison Dr NW & 12th St) then travel to stop #8 ( Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial/Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial – W. Basin Dr. SW) via turning left on 14th St, right on Independence Ave, and left on 15th St.
After servicing stop #8, buses will head to stop #13 ( Smithsonian Visitor Center – Jefferson Dr. SW & 12th St.) and continue the usual route.
The following stops will be closed during the detour:
- #5 Washington Monument/National Museum of African American History and Culture – 15th St. SW/Jefferson Dr.
- #9 Lincoln Memorial/ Korean War Veterans Memorial – Lincoln Memorial Circle SW
- #10 Vietnam Veterans Memorial – Constitution Ave. NW & 21 St.
- #11 World War II Memorial/ Constitution Garden – Constitution Ave. NW/ 18th St.
- #12 Washington Monument / National Museum of African American History and Culture – 15th St. NW/ Madison Dr.